Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Super Moon

The shot is one of many extraordinary pictures of our nearest neighbor taken across the world this weekend, including a magical one below at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset.

As well as being full, the moon is currently relatively close to the Earth. On Saturday it was 220,625 miles away, making it seem brighter and yellower and creating the eye-catching 'super moon' effect.

It was the first time since January 19, 1992, that the moon has been so close to the Earth. At its furthest, it can be 250,000 miles away.

An intergalactic pilot is trying to cut the moon in half. In fact, this memorable image was created by a very Earthly vapor trail from a plane.

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